Nidhi Razdan Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Nidhi Razdan is an Indian journalist, TV anchor, and author. She got popular after hosting the news show ‘Left, Right & Centre,’ on the news channel NDTV 24×7. After working for more than 22 years with the channel, she resigned from NDTV on 31 January 2023.


Nidhi Razdan was born on 11 April 1974 (age 48 years; as of 2022) in New Delhi (and grew up in London). Her native place is Budgam, (Central Kashmir), Jammu & Kashmir. She did her schooling at Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi. She pursued her bachelor’s degree at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. In 1998, she pursued a Post- Graduate Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black


She belongs to a Hindu family. Kashmiri-Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

Her father’s name is Maharaj Krishan Razdan, he was the editor-in-chief of the Press Trust of India. Her mother’s name is Sarla Razdan.
Nidhi Razdan’s parents
She has a brother named Nitin Razdan.
Nidhi Razdan with her brother


She got married to the journalist and radio storyteller Neelesh Mishra in 2005; however, the couple divorced in 2007.
Nidhi Razdan’s ex-husband Neelesh Mishra


In 2011, there were rumours that Nidhi Razdan was in a relationship with the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah when he parted ways with his wife Payal, after 17 years of their marriage. Razdan was trolled on social media and even claimed to be married to Abdullah. However, she denied all the claims and replied to the netizens for spreading the fake news.

Fake news. I have not married anyone. Take this down or I will take you to court
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) July 7, 2020


Nidhi Razdan joined NDTV in 1999 as an anchor and news reporter. On 31 January 2023, she took resigned from NDTV after working there for more than 22 years. She was the executive editor of NDTV. She is primarily known for hosting the news show ‘Left, Right & Centre,’ on NDTV 24×7, an English-language news channel.
Nidhi Razdan in the show ‘Left, Right & Centre’
She mainly covers the news under the domains of politics, economics, foreign affairs, and social stories from the Indian subcontinent. Some notable news covered by her includes the India-US nuclear deal, and earthquakes in Gujarat in 2001 and Kashmir in 2005, (general elections, some state elections, elections in Jammu and Kashmir, and all major developments). The shows anchored by her on NDTV include prime-time news on NDTV 24×7, Left, Right & Centre, India Decides @ 9, The Lead, and The Big Fight.
Nidhi Razdan in the show ‘The Big Fight’
In June 2020, she resigned from NDTV, but later re-joined NDTV as an anchor of the primetime show ‘No Spin’ in February 2022. On 31 January 2023, she took to Instagram to announce her resignation from NDTV.

After more than 22 years, it is time to move on from NDTV. It has been a wonderful, roller coaster ride but you have to know when to get off. The next couple of weeks are my last. Thank you for the love and support all these years.
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) January 31, 2023


  • In 2010, she was presented with an award for the ‘Outstanding Media Person’ for excellence in journalism by the state government of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • She received the ‘News Show Host of the Year 2010 – English’ at the Indian News Broadcasting Awards in 2010.
  • In 2011, Nidhi Razdan received the Teacher’s Achievement Award (TAA) for Communication (Electronic Journalism).
  • She won the award for Best Achor at ‘exchange4Media Awards’ in 2011.
  • She was also presented with the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism for reporting from Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India.


  • In an interview, Razdan revealed that she wanted to become a doctor when she was a child; however, her father suggested her to pursue some other profession as it would take a lot of time to become a doctor. She further said that she realised that she wanted to become a journalist when she was 18 years old.
  • She is known for her calm behaviour.
  • Nidhi Razdan did ground reporting in many dangerous places such as Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. In an interview, she recalled an incident when she was reporting in Kashmir once, she said that she interviewed people who had crossed the Line of Control (LoC), but later, she was caught on the blacklist and Pakistan banned her visa for five years. She has also done some documentaries after the train bombings in the area of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Tibet, and the UK.
  • Her book titled “Left, Right and Centre: The Idea of India” which she named after her show ‘Left, Right and Centre’ on NDTV 24×7, was published by Penguin Random House India in July 2017.
  • In June 2017, during a debate on the show ‘Left, Right & Centre,’ Nidhi Razdan ask Sambit Patra, an Indian politician, to get out of the show after he made a derogatory remark on the NDTV channel.
  • Nidhi Razdan had been a victim of a phishing attack. In June 2020, she took to Twitter to announce her decision to quit NDTV and join Harvard University as an associate professor. However; she later came to know about the fraud that has been done to her and posted a tweet explaining the whole matter.

I have been the victim of a very serious phishing attack. I’m putting this statement out to set the record straight about what I’ve been through. I will not be addressing this issue any further on social media.
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) January 15, 2021

  • In an interview, she revealed that she had been stalked twice by some strangers. She said that once a guy stalked her and used to send her predatory messages through emails and later, he reached her home. She further revealed that she filed a case against the stalkers in court.
  • In 2019, NDTV won the IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism for covering the news of the case of rape and murder of a young girl in Kathua, which was anchored by Nidhi Razdan.
  • She likes to play with her pet dogs. According to her, she feels relaxed after spending time with her pets.

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